What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is federal student aid that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package.  Most students positions on campus require or prefer work-study funding for eligibility.

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to see if they qualify for work-study. If they do qualify, it will be listed on their PRISM Student Center page under financial aid. Students must accept work-study on their PRISM account before they inquire about jobs.  Contact the campus Solution Center with questions.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester that they want to work. If their enrollment falls below 6 credits, the student is immediately terminated from their student job(s).
  • A student must be enrolled in classes in order to work. If a student withdraws from school, the student is terminated from their student job(s) on the last day of enrollment.
  • A student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). In other words, a work-study student needs to keep moving toward degree completion by earning passing grades and completing at least 2/3 of their classes. If a student has a SAP hold (financial aid suspension) placed on their record, the student may not work until the hold is removed. Contact the campus Solution Center with questions about reinstatement.

Work-Study positions:

Weight Room - Attendant

Check in students at the campus weight room. Contact Debbie Butschlick, Athletic Director: phone 262-335-5238 or email at

Custodian Assistant

Restroom cleaning & restocking, vacuuming, window cleaning, trash & recycle collection, classroom cleaning, hallway cleaning, etc. Start September 15, 2018 through May 15, 2019. Hours are anytime after 3pm, any day of the week. Wage is $8.50/hr. Work Study is required. Questions? Contact

Casa Guadalupe 'Read To Succeed' - Front Desk Assistant

Casa Guadalupe is seeking a dependable individual who can be available periodically to sit at our front desk and help with receptionist and light office work. Duties include answering the phone, taking messages for appropriate staff, greet all public and clients who enter the building, assist with light office work (creating labels, printing letters and envelopes, organizing files, special projects, etc…), and other duties as assigned. We prefer that this person either be bilingual or currently be studying Spanish.  Hourly rate is $10/hour - work study is required.  

Casa Guadalupe 'Read To Succeed' - Program Assistant

Casa Guadalupe is seeking a dependable and organized individual who has a passion for education and helping kids learn. This person will assist our Read to Succeed program coordinator on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm at our West Bend school locations -Green Tree and McLane Elementary. When the coordinator is at one school, the assistant will be at the other school. Duties include setting up program materials in the school library, checking in students and volunteers and pairing them up to work together, helping to distribute the snack, and making sure everything is cleaned up when the program ends and ensuring that children have been picked up by their parents/guardians. Must have a pleasant demeanor and ability to get along with all ages. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.  Hourly rate is $10/hour - work study is required.  

Casa Guadalupe 'Read To Succeed' - Reading Tutor

Starting in September 2018, Casa Guadalupe is seeking work study students with a passion for education and helping kids learn. At our after school Read to Succeed program, you will help Hispanic elementary school students with their English reading skills, as well as help with their homework. The program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, follows the school year and does not currently cover summer months. You do not have to know Spanish to work with these students. Hourly rate is $10/hour - work study is required.  This program will end in early May 2019 and is located at three locations including:
West Bend:
The library at Green Tree Elementary School from 3:40-4:55pm
The library at McLane Elementary School from 3:40-4:55pm
Hartford: In the community room at the United Way Resource Center from 6:00-7:30pm (same time that the adults are in English classes).  Hourly rate is $10/hour - work study is required.  

Physics Laboratory Assistant

No physics knowledge is required; all training and guidance will be provided. The schedule is flexible 4-6 hours per week. This assignment is an excellent opportunity to bolster your resume with practical lab skills. Schedule a no-pressure interview to see for yourself! Pay is $8/hr. 
Contact: Dr. Thomas K. Holley, CSEPA Department
Phone: (262) 808-4157 

Campus Parking Assistant

Qualifications:  Must be a UWM at Washington County student for the 2018/2019 academic year and the following next academic year.  Has to work outside, must be reliable, trustworthy, and work in any kind of weather.  At times must be able to work with difficult situations. This position will require the student to work outside monitoring the parking lots to make sure parking rules are enforced daily during morning and afternoon hours.  Possible other duties would be database entry. If you have questions, contact  Jennifer Doers.
Hours:  Will work with your school schedule.  Times needed are between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday.  Hours needed: 4 to 6 hours a week.
Pay:  $8.50/per hour.  Work study students preferred, but not required.

Student Ambassador

Job Description:  Responsible for assisting with campus tours, student panels, campus open houses, new student orientations and advising/registration sessions.
Preferred Skills:   Must have completed one semester at UWM at Washington County and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Hours Needed: Will vary, based on schedule. Flexible schedule is needed, with ability to assist with events during the school day, late afternoon and evenings.
Contact: Tima Guled, Student Life and Events Coordinator 
Phone: 262-335-5212     

Learning Commons Tutor

Subjects: Writing, Math, Chemistry, Physics & other academic disciplines as needed.
Job Description: Provide supplemental academic assistance to students, either through one-on-one or small group interactions and maintaining accurate records.  May also include some Desk Worker responsibilities.
Academic Requirements: Good academic standing.
Preferred Skills:  Good oral and written communication skills, reliable, and able to work independently. A desire to assist fellow students.
Recommendation: A written recommendation from a UWM at Washington Countyfaculty member is required. 
Hours Needed: Based on student availability and Learning Center needs, (up to 10 hours per week).
Phone: 262-335-5206     

Student Union

Job Description:  Check out equipment and monitor use of the Student Union and TV Lounge.  May also be asked to assist with poster making, compiling information packets and mailings while working. If all work is complete, students may study while working.
Preferred Skills:  May be required to discipline their peers and should be able to fairly handle all students using the Student Union or TV lounge. Must be reliable and on time.
Hours Needed: Will vary based on schedule (tentative hours 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday).
Contact: Tima Guled, Student Life and Events Coordinator
Phone: 262-335-5212 

Student Affairs Office

Job Description:  Carry out various responsibilities as they relate to Student Affairs operations.  Answer phones; answer general questions; prepare information packets; typing; filing; data entry; filling display racks; updating bulletin boards and assist during registration times.
Preferred Skills:  Good academic standing.  People oriented; good oral and written skills; be able to work independently and possess a willingness to learn.  Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Hours Needed: 8-12 hours/week. Flexible. 3-5 students needed.
Contact: Mary Unger, Student Affairs Office 
Phone: 262-335-5201     

Learning Commons Welcome Desk

Job Description: Assisting Library users at the Learning Commons welcome desk, checking out and back in library materials; answering basic questions about the Library and Learning Commons in person and on the phone; shelving; photocopying and faxing; filing; processing new materials; assisting Library staff on various projects as assigned.
Required Skills: Professional, outgoing, friendly and approachable demeanor. Ability to work well with others. Attention to detail. Ability and willingness to learn new tasks. Basic computer knowledge helpful, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), basic computer troubleshooting.
Hours needed: 8-10 hours/week, flexible daytime and weekday evening hours.
Contact: Molly Mathias